Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Marcia Ostashewski

Your Invitation! Launching The Centre for Sound Communities

Dear colleagues and friends, Please join us next Thursday, September 22nd, as we celebrate the launch of our new research space, the Centre for Sound Communities! Please extend this invitation widely – all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. The launch of the new Centre for Sound Communities will be broadcast, live, on Mainstreet [...]

September 22, 2016 P.A. Nalepa The Centre for SOUND COMMUNITIES 0

Global Musics – Local Connections: Launch Event

Please join us as we launch this exciting new project! The event will be held at Governor’s Pub and Eatery in downtown Sydney. Wendy Bergfeldt of CBC Mainstreet will be live broadcasting from 4PM – 6PM, with interviews from various musicians and partners of the project. At 6 pm will be [...]

September 21, 2016 P.A. Nalepa Global Musics - Local Connections 0

Ukrainians in Canada: SACRAL HERITAGE WORKSHOP

A workshop funded by the Killam Foundation at the University of Alberta was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba at St. Benedict’s Retreat and Conference Centre.  The purpose of the workshop was to explore how members of the academy, specifically the faculty at the University of Alberta and Cape Breton University involved [...]

January 20, 2016 Marcia.Ostashewski News & Updates 0

The Sunjata Story – Glimpse of a Mande Epic

Watch The Sunjata Story – Glimpse of a Mande Epic on Youtube, courtesy of THE CENTRE FOR SOUND COMMUNITIES!     The Griot tradition of oral transmission and storytelling through song is considered to be Africa’s greatest epic art. The story of Sunjata Keita, the great king who liberated the Mande people from [...]

January 9, 2016 Marcia.Ostashewski The Centre for SOUND COMMUNITIES 0

The African Market and Discovery Day

Join the African Market and Discovery Day packed with activities celebrating the themes from West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song exhibition. – See more at: https://www.bl.uk/events/the-african-market-and-discovery-day#sthash.X6vLhspG.dpuf The Sunjata Story: Glimpse of a Mande Epic Film screening and Q&A 15.00 – 16.00 Conference Centre Watch the life story of Sunjata Keita, the prince [...]

November 12, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski News & Updates 0

Call for Papers: 2016 Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology

For more information please visit http://www.ictmusic.org/group/97/post/call-papers-2016-symposium-ictm-study-group-applied-ethnomusicology PROPOSALS The Program Committee consists of Klisala Harrison, Chair (Finland), Adriana Helbig (USA), Pamela Onishi (Singapore), Anna Morcom (UK), Zhang Boyu (China), Marcia Ostashewski (Canada). We invite proposals for individual papers, organized sessions and in-community workshops (e.g. at public library, school, cultural centre). Organized [...]

November 3, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski News & Updates 0

NSRIT Funding Helps Bring Communities Together

The new CoMM Lab at Cape Breton University, built to promote collaboration and community-based research on music, dance, performance and other media was supported by $399,915 from the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust. Read the article featured on the NSRIT website! In the past year, several projects developed in concert [...]

November 2, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski The Centre for SOUND COMMUNITIES 0

Exhibiting Sound symposium and art exhibition goes to Edmonton

The three day event from October 30th to November 1st, 2015 will take place at multiple galleries, museums and cultural centres throughout Edmonton. The second part of this unprecedented symposium is intended to advance creative, collective, blue-sky thinking about exhibiting sound: its nature, purposes, environments, and technologies; the processes of its [...]

October 29, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Exhibiting Sound 0

Artists are Exhibiting Sound this week at CBU

The Chronicle Herald has published an article about Eskasoni artist Ursula Johnson, who performed today as part of the Exhibiting Sound events this week at CBU. Click here to read the article! [...]

October 21, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski Exhibiting Sound 0

Exhibiting Sound from Cape Breton to Alberta

The second public Exhibiting Sound event will be taking place at Cape Breton University throughout the week, and then continue at the University of Alberta beginning October 29th to November 1st, 2015. Exhibiting Sound is a multifaceted public outreach program hosted by UA in conjunction with CBU, with arts, heritage and [...]

October 19, 2015 Marcia.Ostashewski News & Updates Comments Off on Exhibiting Sound from Cape Breton to Alberta